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What It’s Really Like To Have A Natural Labor

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What It’s Really Like To Have A Natural Labor

The decision to have an unmedicated, natural labor is a very personal choice. In this day and age, most women get to choose their preferences regarding labor and delivery. Every woman has an opinion on how she wants her big day to go. Though it's impossible to completely generalize, there seems to be a divide between 2 camps. Camp #1 - Pain Meds Please This camp is for Moms that don't want to think about how the baby comes out. There will be no inquiries made about how to manage labor pain other than the ‘give me anything and everything you’ve...

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7 Ideas For Breastfeeding Baby At Night

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7 Ideas For Breastfeeding Baby At Night

A dear friend of mine recently gave birth to her first baby. When catching up with her, I asked her how she was enjoying the first initial weeks with a newborn baby. Her answer was ‘I’m struggling with the night-time feeds, but everything is great apart from that.’ She mentioned how difficult it was to fumble around in the dark and try to stay awake and focused while breastfeeding, sometimes up to an hour each feed. Prior to having your first baby, all we ever talk about is the good stuff, right? Discussions of your first walk with baby, how...

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7 Biggest Baby Daddy Fears

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7 Biggest Baby Daddy Fears

Are you at the end of your pregnancy and at the end of your rope? Never mind the fact that your body has been taken over by a little human, but there’s also the fact that your home, working life and potentially your marriage is being turned upside down. When we’re right around 8 or 9 months pregnant, it seems that our senses are heightened. Things that never bothered us before annoy the living daylights out of us.  Even those lucky ladies who experience dream pregnancies are eventually tired of carrying the extra weight around. Yes, it’s right around this time...

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Are You Ready For A Second Baby?

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Are You Ready For A Second Baby?

Is there ever a right time to have a second baby? Depending on how your initial introduction to parenting went, having a second baby may feel like impending doom or an exciting addition. Of course, there’s not just you to think about. There’s Dad, baby #1 and any disgruntled furry family members who have had to take back seat since your first bundle of joy arrived. Distant memories of conversations long gone by when you and hubby had the ‘at least 3 kids if not 4’ talks come flooding back. Knowing when to have a second baby (if at all) can...

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5 Ways To Exercise With Your Baby

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5 Ways To Exercise With Your Baby

One of the first things we should do as new Moms once given the all clear from your Doctor is exercise. A rush of endorphins can be a wonderful way to combat the onset of post-partum depression. Assuming you had a straight-forward delivery of the baby, you should be given the green light to start exercising by 6-8 weeks post-birth.  Perhaps the sleepless nights are taking their toll on you, so the last thing you would want to do would be exercise? Exercising may seem like an impossible task, given that you have a beautiful baby as your permanent side-kick. Even though...

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